Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick to make, budget friendly and gets on the dinner table in no time at all. This recipe has been around since I was knee high to a grasshopper and my mother passed it down…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s always a good idea to have some type of broth in your pantry. Chicken, beef, vegetable or seafood broth can be the base of so many amazing dishes but have you ever went into your pantry and realized there was no broth to…

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

It’s that time of the year… turkey, ham, cake, pie and trying to figure out what to get the wife for Christmas. I think this year’s presents will be a home run. I mean after last year’s fiasco which included gifts such as a…

Spaghetti and Meatball Bake

Growing up as a kid spaghetti and meatballs was served about once a week. Along with meatloaf, oh my mother’s meatloaf. Half ground beef, half bread crumbs. Anyways my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs tasted like mushy pasta with ketchup sauce along with partially frozen…

Garlic Butter Poached Fish

I have spent many years of my life being on or near a coast so I always had access to fresh seafood. I love Idaho but sometimes being in a land locked state makes it difficult to obtain fresh seafood. It can be a…

One of my Favorite Kitchen Tools

My wife and I took a cooking class at Sur La Table a while back and ran into this fun gadget. It doesn’t look like much, but it sure does save me time in the kitchen. It is the Kuhn Rikon garlic Peeler. All…

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